Ladakh is the land beyond the Himalayas. On a visit to this remote, majestic outpost of India, Vikram and Aditya camp out on the lofty Changthang Plateau. Here, they meet a young Tibetan boy named Tsering. But Tsering is unexpectedly abducted and Aditya pulls off a daring rescue. ..
When I wrote a book on what is to me by far the most important and interesting thing in life ---- namely, religion --- I was peremptority ordered by more than one reviewer to leave religion to the divines...
This book is a journey through a land where everything is sacred; where peaks are worshipped; where lakes are held in awe; where tree cutting in consideried a sin; where birds carry the wisdom of saints; where Hindu, Sikh and Buiddhist seers share the same apantheon; where politicians reconcile themselves to dharma; where independence of the soul rather than the body is paramount; where people belong to antiquity and eternally wait for that ultimate journey that will take them to their Promised ..
There are impossibel tales told by interpid travellers, then there are ordinary travellers who find themselves in extraordinary places, meet people who make their journeys remarkable and encourage others to embark on such possible journeys...
Over twenty years in the writing, this unique book fills a long felt gap in literature on India. An impressionistic and lyrical account of journeys, it offers fresh insights on the well trodden paths, but is also about little known treasures that are still of easy access...
Dev lives with an itching that urges him to get back to the wild, time and again. He and his mates, take on a journey through the wild. What is regular life for animals, is fear for these travelers. The animals are always watching the trespassers. There are moments when these trespassers are joyous and sanguine and aren't even aware of the danger lurking so close. And there are moments too when danger reveals itself, and the troupe loses all its sense of wisdom. For Dev, however, it is a gradual..
Whether one is drinking tea at a local café or sitting with numerous people in a local train, Ghosh breathes life into every moment. While speculating on life’s little moments, the author also realizes the amount of hours spent in waiting at railway junctions. The destinations are not just stations and stops for trains to drop commuters off. They represent a different life and a new adventure everyday. There are little towns that people have never heard of which Ghosh talks extensively about suc..
In October 2002, Sadanand Dhume found himself in a place most foreigners were trying to flee-----Bali. Powerful explosions the previous night had ripped through two tourist nightclubs, killing more than two hundred people. That evening he visited what remained of the Sari Club and stood among piles of ash and blackened beer bottles, wondering about the future of a country long regarded as immune to such carnage...
From The Back Cover Of 'The Kama Sutra Diaries' By Sally Howard
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a 'sexploration' through modern India by train, plane and auto-rickshaw. From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the cool hills of Shimla, playground of the Raj; from a Gujarati retirement home for gay men and eunuchs to a busy sex clinic in Chennai; from patriarchs to matriarchs; GIGs (Good Indian Girls), BIGs (Bad Indian G..
By turns humorous, sympathetic and hair-raising, this delectable travelogue-cum-memoir is a unique account of a young Englishman travelling through the India of the 1920s for the first time. H.G. Alexander, a young peace-loving Quaker who would go on to become Gandhi's personal friend, writes of his first impressions of the subcontinent, the flora and fauna, the quaintness of travel arrangements and always, the wide variety of people he meets from coolies to young students in the newly establish..
Combining travel and tea, Hot Tea Across India documents interesting incidents on the writer’s journeys across India, from the Himalayan region to Delhi and Mumbai. The author mostly travels on his Bullet where he can, and where he cannot, he sends his bike on to destinations where he can use it...
In the spring of 2008, Siddhartha Sarma (who never fails to remind everyone how awesome he is) went on a land trip across east Assam. Nagaland and Manipur, into western Myanmar. This is his account about travelling over a part of the country it takes a great deal of convincing to cross alone, but is totally worth visiting. ..
Everyone knows of the beauty of the Himalayas, but not many have actually been there to witness it. The book comes to explain that beyond the Himalayas that is known to most people is a place which has beautiful green meadows, streams flowing with bubbly water and pretty flowers in bloom...
Simplistic perceptions of the Islamic world quickly dissolve in 40 Days and 1001 Nights as globetrotting American dancer, author and filmmaker Tamalyn Dallal takes you on an unforgettable journey. Without an agenda or expectations, Ms. Dallal sets out to live in five Islamic cultures for 40 days each. She finds herself in the tsunami-ravaged city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, then ventures deep into the Egyptian Sahara to the Siwa Oasis, where donkey carts are the main form of transport. She follows..
Siachen. The world's highest battlefield. An obscure, unwinable war fought in the mountains far beyond the reach of ordinary men. A parable of India and Pakistan. At the end of 2003, foreign correspondent Myra MacDonald set out to uncover the secrets of this war, on a journey which began in the monkey-infested military headquarters in Delhi, led through the villages of superstitious Indian foot soldiers to the villas of retired generals in Islamabad, and to the war zone itself on both the India..
It is rain that has made Cherrapunji a globally renowned villageand so Binoo K. John undertakes a tumultuous journey to unravel the mystery of the geographical quirk that brings to Cherra and the nearby village of Mawsynram as much rain in three months as the rest of India gets in a whole year. But Cherrapunji, finds Binoo, has much more to offer to the visitor: it is a land of great beauty and warmth, peopled by a cast of characters ranging from truculent bureaucrats and eccentric visionaries t..
It is quite interesting that much of the information about Buddhism in India has been gathered from the Chinese pilgrims who travelled to this country. Two of them were Fah Hian and Sung Yun. Their writings are invaluable records of not only the state of Buddhism, but also as serious comments on the general historical background of their times in both India and China. This collection, compiled by the great Buddhist scholar Samuel Beal, contains the writing of Fah Hian and Sung Yun. The collectio..
A European arrives in India and comes upon an ancient mythical instrument. This instrument, the Ravanhattha, is not only the earliest ancestor of the western violin, but was also, according to the early versions of the Ramayana, invented by the Great Demon King, Ravana. Who exactly was Ravana? Was he just the vengeful abductor of Sita and the sworn enemy of Lord Ram? Or was he the wise and compassionate ruler of Lanka? Could Ravana be responsible for the birth of Zen Buddhism in Japan? How did R..
Summary of 'Eat & Run - My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness' By Scott Jurek And Steve Friedman
'What a triumph - both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable..
From the Backcover of 'Albert Einstein - A Biography' By Alice Calaprice
Albert Einstein was named 'Person of the Century' and remains one of the most famous scientists in, world history. But what was he really like, as a person?
Summary of 'Start-Up Sutra What The Angels Wont Tell You About Business And Life' By Rohit Prasad
An entrepreneur is someone who stands up to the universe, to all that has come before, and says, I can know your essence, I will change your expr..